Queen's University

Technical Practicum [DRAM 246]

DRAM 246/1.5                    

Technical Practicum

 

This course is a Pass/Fail practicum for 48 hours of extra-curricular work in drama-related fields, including departmental productions.

LEARNING HOURS: 48 (6I;42P)

COREQUISITES: DRAM 240/3.0 or DRAM 242/3.0

Instructor: Adair Redish
 
Please note: DRAM 246 is registered as a Fall/Winter course, however, it is usually done in one term as one 48 hour project sometime during the Fall or Winter.”
 

PRACTICAL PARTICIPATION in DRAM 246 involves a commitment to a minimum forty-eight (48) hours of technical work related to production over the course of the academic year. You may need to do 2 projects to get all your hours.


There are two types of projects available for DRAM 246.

  • 1) The project could be a lighting, sound, video etc. SHOW CREW assignment related to a production. This is a compact, fast paced project that includes participation in the set-up, level set, cueing, technical rehearsals, performances and strike of the show. Part of this assignment will include running the equipment / console(s) for a minimum of 1 performance.

 

  • Eligible production companies include. Queen’s Drama Majors, DAN Studio Series, Queen’s Musical Theatre. Other companies may be added.

 

  • There will be a mandatory orientation session at the start of each term as well as ongoing instruction. No experience is required.

 

  • Attendance is required at a minimum of 2 production meetings, 2 rehearsals and the strike for each show.

 

  • 2)    The other type of project is a PRODUCTION CREW assignment related to a specific technical team (i.e. props, carpentry, stage management (ASM), costumes, scene painting etc.) on a production. This is a longer-term project but requires less hours per week.

 

  • The crew related tasks will involve participating in the planning, attending production meetings, working in the shops, rehearsing in the theatre, move in and setup and in some cases, running the performance. No experience is required.

 

  • Eligible production companies include. Queen’s Drama Majors, DAN Studio Series, Queen’s Musical Theatre. Other companies may be added.

 

  • Attendance is required at a minimum of 2 production meetings, 2 rehearsals and the strike for each show.